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5 Ways to Avoid Overpaying on Your Car Loan

5 Ways to Avoid Overpaying on Your Car Loan

By Philip Reed | Jul 15
When people go car shopping, they usually focus on the vehicle they want - not the loan that will pay for it. But good financing is the bedrock of a solid car deal, and missteps could cost you thousands.

Want Your Student Loans Forgiven? Avoid These 4 Mistakes

Want Your Student Loans Forgiven? Avoid These 4 Mistakes

By Teddy Nykiel | Jul 7
Having college debt disappear is something many student loan holders can only dream of. But it's possible for some of the 44 million people in the U.S. with education loans.

Black Marks Fall Off Credit Reports in July

Black Marks Fall Off Credit Reports in July

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet | Jun 28
Starting July 1, the credit scores of up to 14 million people could begin to rise as credit reports are scrubbed of nearly all civil judgments and many tax liens.

529s Make It Easier to Ask Family, Friends for College Cash

529s Make It Easier to Ask Family, Friends for College Cash

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 26
People have used crowdfunding sites to raise money for business ideas, help afford medical emergencies and even to pay for vacations. Now the concept is coming to college savings.

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

Liz Weston: Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

By Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet | Jun 22
Not wanting to confront unpaid bills is a perfectly understandable, if unfortunate, reaction to a bad financial situation. And it's not just people in extreme debt who might be afraid to look.

4 Keys to Successful Debt Consolidation

4 Keys to Successful Debt Consolidation

By Amrita Jayakumar | Jun 17
Financial experts say paying off debt requires a comprehensive plan. One common strategy is debt consolidation, rolling multiple debts into a single loan or credit card at a lower interest rate.

Money Hacks for Real People

Money Hacks for Real People

By Liz Weston | Jun 8
Not every hack requires an accountant. Some can spur you to save more money for retirement or help you to pay bills on time every time. Any of the following could be a do-it-yourself hack that makes your financial life easier.

How to Ruin Your Finances Fast

How to Ruin Your Finances Fast

By Liz Weston | May 17
It typically takes years of unfortunate choices - minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities - to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.

How Your Selfie Could Affect Your Life Insurance

How Your Selfie Could Affect Your Life Insurance

By Barbara Marquand | Apr 23
A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.

Are You Financially Healthy?

Are You Financially Healthy?

By Liz Weston | Apr 12
Traditional financial literacy efforts haven't been a rousing success. Research from Harvard Business School shows that even Americans who are taught personal finance in school don't seem to save more or manage credit better than anyone else.

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